I last posted a reblog of an article pointing out the John 17 Movement. If you didn’t read that post you should. The Catholic Church, in cooperation with other churches, is at work to through human effort to bring about unity within Christianity under the Catholic Mother Church. They are using the John 17 prayer by Jesus to generate support for this effort.
It is interesting as one studies biblical prophecy in relation to history that neither this prayer nor one particular part of the “Our Father” prayer that Jesus taught the disciples to pray have yet to be answered. When writing the book, as I studied this as fact in relation to biblical prophecy I realized the fit that the answers to these prayers would have with other prophecy. The kingdom that we pray for to come has a special place in our prophetic future. It will come about when God exercises His will over the earth as He now does in Heaven. That time will fulfill the prophecies of the Millennial kingdom on earth.
The John 17 prayer for unity also has at its core a futuristic conclusion. The unity of believers must be supported by the truth of the word, brought about by the Holy Spirits leading us into that truth, and it will only occur when we as Believers are as a body seeking God in a unified way, praying and expressing our desire for God’s will to be done, and for our understanding as believers to be pure. We will be willingly yielding up all of our misunderstandings to God’s truth. This it appears can only come during a special time in future history when we will see a universal or worldwide persecution of believers. This time will be during the Tribulation. It will occur at the same time Satan is bringing about a one world religion, which will be a new age type of false Christianity.
When these things are occurring the people of earth who are not already in Christ will be in Joel’s valley of decision before the Day of the Lord. They will see the unity among believers and understand that God has loved both Jesus and His brethren who are in unity. This is the outcome prayed for by Jesus. Scripture says:
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
The answer, when it comes, to this prayer will bring about a decision for each in the world to choose. During this time there will be the most massive and the most important free will decisions ever made. Decisions that will effect the direction of creation itself. Choose you this day who you will serve. Men will hear this direct call from the Holy Spirit. Soon after this revelation to the world there will be a day when all free will decisions will cease, and there will be no more call of God for salvation. Men who are lovers of the world will be given over to a reprobate mind. There will be a time of total darkness and the day of the Lord will arrive as a thief in the night.
And Then The End Shall Come, when the wrath of the Lamb will drive men into the hills where they will be calling for the rocks to fall on them to hide them from His presence. Even so come Lord Jesus.